The Burlington Yoga Equity Project strives to extend the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation to everyone by addressing the inequities that have historically kept many people from accessing yoga spaces.
Inspired by the Yoga Equity Project modeled at Otter Creek Yoga, The Burlington Yoga Equity Project at Laughing River Yoga is shaped by our Advisory Council and guided by our founding tenets.
1. No one is free until we are all free
The Yoga Equity Project strives to confront the disparities that exist in the community by removing the financial barriers preventing some students from participating in wellness opportunities such as yoga.
2. We believe in the power of yoga to heal
We work to create healing affinity spaces where BIPOC students can let down their hyper-vigilance. We acknowledge not everyone is treated equally and work toward repair in our community.
3. Yoga Changes the World through Transforming Individual Lives
This project invests in BIPOC students and instructors to counteract racism and honor the beauty and value of Brown and Black lives.
4. Your Essence is Unconditional Love
We strive to create a more diverse studio environment for the benefit of all.
Weekly Drop-in Instructors & Class Styles
BIPOC Affinity Space Classes
Laughing River Yoga (at Chace Mill)
freely-offered & incentivized
December - Gentle Yoga with Carrie
January - Vinyasa with Hope
February - Vinyasa with Mireya
March - Restorative with Sasha
April - Vinyasa with Vanessa
May - Gentle Yoga with Carrie
June - Gentle Yoga & Pranayama with Malaika
American Flatbread Benefit Bake
Tuesday, December 19th, 4-10PM
Join us for a night of fun, good food, and support!
Here is what participants are saying about the program:
"I am truly grateful for this opportunity."
"I could not have afforded it and would not have been able to go without the incentive. I can’t thank you enough."
"I’m really so floored that you are doing this-wonderful reparative action truly focused on healing!"
"I am far away from home and was starting to become depressed. The series got me through the end of the winter."
"The classes got me into the practice and saved me from a stress crisis. Sasha is an amazing guide! The regular weekly series with the same group of people allowed us to build relationships and connection."
"So appreciative of the emphasis on healing and being in community."